Family Support Worker - Early Intervention Family Support Service

  • Full time
  • £23,086 – £26,023
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th August 2021


  • Advertised from 16th July 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week

Role

Aberlour Early Intervention Family Support Service Glasgow

Do you want to make a difference to our children and young people?

Do you believe that every one of Scotland’s children and young people deserve the chance to flourish?

If so, this is the post for YOU!

Our brand new Aberlour Early Intervention Family Support Service, based in Glasgow will work in partnership with children and young people (aged 12 years and under) and their families to develop relationship-based, strengths-focused whole family support.

Please note that we will be promoting this vacancy until 30th August to ensure we get the number of candidates required, however we will assess applications on a weekly basis and look to undertake a number of selection processes within this time frame.

As a key worker you will develop a person-centred working relationship with your families, based on a model of ‘VOICE, VALIDATION and HOPE’. As a Family Support Worker, you will work directly with families to build on their existing strengths and interests, help children and families build skills and confidence and strengthen community connections. Our ambition is to help children, young people and families feel safe, confident, capable, and included, offering support when it is needed, including evenings and weekends. We believe in working alongside families, empowering them to lead positive change in their own lives in a variety of settings including family homes, schools, and within the community in line with Covid guidance and safe working practices.

We are looking for candidates who are experienced in working alongside vulnerable families to assess strengths and needs as well as plan, deliver and evaluate interventions and strategies which enable families to thrive. You will have experience of child and adult protection issues and of working with children, young people and parents/carers affected by domestic abuse, mental health and/or substance misuse. You must share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for children and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded.

Ideally you will hold a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above, together with relevant experience of working directly with children or young people and their families.

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, and collaborative approach which recognises strengths and responds empathically to the needs of children, young people, and their families – this will include early mornings, evenings, and weekend work.

As an Aberlour employee you will:

- be part of a highly motivated and skilled team.

- receive continual personalised support.

- have access to a well-developed training programme.

- receive excellent annual leave entitlement.

- have access to our group pension scheme.

- have access to the Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme.

Application notes

If you are interested in joining our Aberlour Early Intervention Family Support Service please go to our website aberlour.org.uk/jobs where you can apply on-line. If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk. Applications are welcome from diverse ethnic minority and cultural communities, and under-represented faith and religious groups.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Applications to be returned by: noon on 30th August 2021

A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912 Scottish Charity No. SC007991